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A patient 21-hydroxylase deficiency displays virilization and a high lab value of 17-oh-progesterone, what does that mean?

A patient 21-hydroxylase deficiency displays virilization and a high lab value of 17-oh-progesterone, what does that mean?

Non-classical CAH: Hi. That's the most common cause of non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, non-classical CAH). Because of the sluggish enzymatic step mediated by 21-hydroxylase, adrenal androgens are made via side pathways. In women, these can cause virilization. The treatment is low dose dexamethasone to suppress the pituitary drive of the adrenals. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got dirt in my cut is it possible I can get tetanus the last shot I got I was in 6th grade I believe, I'm 20 turning 21, how deadly is it?

I got dirt in my cut is it possible I can get tetanus  the last shot I got I was in 6th grade I believe, I'm 20 turning 21, how deadly is it?

Tetanus recommended: Tetanus is possible if the soil or dirt contains tetanus toxin. Not common but possible and very deadly. You should definitely have a Tetanus update given the dates. A booster at this time, even without exposure would be ideal based on current recommendations, if no contraindication Tdap - Tetanus with Pertussis (for adults) would be best. This would protect you from Tetanus and whooping cough. ...Read more

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For 5 days now I have been having what feels like sharp painful spasms in upper r ab. They come and go at random. Cause? When should I talk w/ my dr?

For 5 days now I have been having what feels like sharp painful spasms in upper r ab. They come and go at random. Cause? When should I talk w/ my dr?

Gall bladder: That sure sounds like a gall bladder attack. I would get to your family physician, especially if your pain is increasing or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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A patient 21-hydroxylase deficiency displays virilization and a high lab value of 17-oh-progesterone, what does that mean?

Non-classical CAH: Hi. That's the most common cause of non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, non-classical CAH). Because of the sluggish enzymatic step mediated by 21-hydroxylase, adrenal androgens are made via side pathways. In women, these can cause virilization. The treatment is low dose dexamethasone to suppress the pituitary drive of the adrenals. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is lysyl hydroxylase used for?

Enyme catalyst: Thaysyl hydroxylase catalyzes the hydroxylation of lysine to hydroxylysine. ...Read more

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Can flumazenil or ketamine increase tyrosine hydroxylase in the brain 10 points?

Can flumazenil or ketamine increase tyrosine hydroxylase in the brain 10 points?

Ketamine Does..: Conversion of tyrosine to Dopamine is initiated (in part) by tyrosine hydroxylase (th). Long-term abuse of ketamine has been shown to cause "up regulation" and, therefore, increased production of, th as the reason for "delayed but persistent" increase in the neurotransmitter dopamine, a possible reason for "altered mental status" in those who abuse ketamine....Hmmm not sure about flumazenil! ...Read more

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I have scoliosis with 43 degrees and 21 age now. Can i go to gym work out and do ab exercise ?

I have scoliosis with 43 degrees and 21 age now. Can i go to gym work out and do ab exercise ?

Yes there should be : No restrictions in terms of exercise with a typical idiopathic scoliosis of this size and exercise is beneficial to good back health and your health in general. Curves under 50 degrees by the end of growth are unlikely to progress. Cardiovascular conditioning, core strengthening and flexibility should all be part of your exercise routine ...Read more